Former estate agent Vicki Momberg, who was convicted of crimen injuria, was refused leave to appeal the sentence on Wednesday. Momberg faces a two year prison term after a video of her going on a racist tirade went viral. She appeared in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg today and was refused leave to appeal the sentence and conviction.
Momberg was found guilt on four counts of crimen injuria, after calling a police officer the k-word 48 times. The police officer in question came to her aid following an alleged smash-and-grab incident which in Northriding, Johannesburg.
Momberg’s prison sentence is the first of its kind in South Africa. Last week her lawyers argued that her sentence was too harsh and punitive, because she was in an emotional state at the time of her racist tirade and did not have criminal intent.
#VickiMomberg back in court for her leave to appeal application. No cornrows this morning. As she enters court, a member of the public shouts “racist”.
— Karyn Maughan (@karynmaughan) April 11, 2018
3 years jail,no bail,no appeal allowed for calling a person names. Enjoy it while it happens to #VickiMomberg, you never know who is next. Might be you.
— Not a Namibian hacker (@Jesuisgarland) April 18, 2018
— Lindi Dube (@dube_lindi) April 18, 2018
— Thembelihle Mkhonza (@tpmkhonza32) April 18, 2018
— Poppy_Seed (@Ani_Seed27) April 18, 2018
#VickiMomberg Racism is bad white or black. The result of racial extremism is always violence. You can not have a rainbow nation if some find them selves superior. The tension between races is mostly about resources. The more we become unequal the more we shall disagree
— Zeeee (@ZiyandaBandla) April 18, 2018
It’s very funny when people say “free speech is under attack” because #VickiMomberg is facing jail. It’s like they feel it could be the next. If you feel like you’re being persecuted because you can’t scream the k-word 50 times in a row, you’re not really a free speech advocate.
— Chief Clancy (@WiggumCharm) April 11, 2018